More incentive to move one state north for grad/post-grad work. IU Bloomington, in addition to being the nearest school that continues to have a respectable Linguistics department, is also the current home of Edward Castronova, one of the most interesting modern Economists, and the Center for the Study of Synthetic Worlds, which sounds precisely like the academic playground I would most prefer to try. The Center is throwing its first conference at the end of September, and I would love to attend (Bloomington is within "easy" driving distance, too), but I just can't afford the $500 attendance fee and I'm just a poor under-grad... [semi-sarcasm]what would I have to offer such a prestigious collection of academics and industry?[/semi-sarcasm]